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 this is an announcement to all my fellabellas… now that I have digested my meal and am packing orders busily.. I must tell you a little bit about my favorite techniques video.  As you have seen in my blog, I have my fave website which is www.inkitupvideo.com.  This is Nicky and Dianne’s amazzzinnnnnnggggggggg DVD.  Let me tell you a little bit about this ‘bible’ of mine…

As you all know, Nicky is a huge part of Stamping Bella’s existence.. and if you love the BELLA, you will love THE NICKY.  So here goes.. I won’t give it all up to you.. you will have to take the BELLA word for it! 

INKITUP is a PHENOM dvd with cardmaking, scrapbooking, and stampandscrap techniques ( you thought I didn’t have any techniques on my blog.. well, it’s because I was saving this hidden treasure for you!).  Every project that is done in the scrap portion is also done in the stamping portion.. OMG.. where do I begin?  Here is a little recap of what you will learn.. vellum techniques (Nicky is VELLUM QUEEN- and it is really hard to find any info on vellum), random stamping, stippling, masking, acetate.. you name it, THEY GOT IT.  This DVD caters  to all levels of stamping.. it adds dimension and inspiration to the ‘professional’ stamper, and gets the beginner stamper all excited and inspired.. it truly is amazing.

Here’s the clincher.. the BLOOPERS.. who in their right mind would shoot a DVD with 104 degree fever, a nose like rudolph, unfocused pneumonia-infested eyes… only my NICKABELLA would!!  So, while dianne and nicky were talking about something, the videographer was busy shooting.. so the last portion of this DVD (which is worth it’s money in gold), is the bloopers.. OMG OMG OMG.. they are SO hilarious.. you will laugh your heads off and you can sneak a peek on their website (there is a little 2 minute clip).  Trust me.. you will love it.

for the first 20  people to order, you will get a little gifty from the NICKMEISTER.





HOW much can I bet you that you are thinking I am posting a new bella with a full tummy and you are all SOOOO excited.  Sorry to let you down.. this bella typing like crazy at MIDNIGHT is the one with the full tummy.. I will tell you why a little further down. 

So I see that my audience has grown?  is it because of my beautiful card gallery, or is it because of the techniques I am sharing with all of you OR… (drum roll please)  is it because I am the biggest bella goofball on this planet and you can’t wait to hear what I am up to next?  Me thinks it is the option C. 

I am having SOOOO much fun with this competition, you have no idea…and I am absolutely DYING to tell you your progress but I will not. My lips are sealed. *NANANANANANANANAN* (fingers in ears a-la -4.5 -year- old -son -sleeping -like a- little -angel- in- the- other- room -does).. did you say something? LOL

Please keep em coming cuz there will be 2 winners now.. COUNT’em 2!

So I have a full tummy cuz my ex boss.. steve.. whom I ADORE and LOVE and CHERISH and LOVE and ADORE took my hub and I out for supper. OMG.. Steve and I LOVE our food so we know, when we get together on a business dinner it’s” no holds barred “(OMG I SAY THIS ALL THE TIME AND WHEN I WRITE IT I THINK I AM A LUNATIC-THIS SO DOES NOT MAKE SENSE).  I may as well call my HUB by name.. you all probably know him by now-RYAN-.. n’k? I hate people who always say “my husband my husband my husband”..he has a name YA KNOW.  So Ryan and Steve had 3.5 pound lobsters.. can you believe?  I would like to tell you that they were bigger than my ‘b-hind’  that’s how big they were.. but they really weren’t (note to self-diet starts tomorrow AGAIN). They were ENORMOUS.. and salad and steak and shrimp cocktail.. I am such a stuffed-a-bella but tres happy.

wise words of the evening.. they can be grout sticks in a pretty case, they can be tools of any shape or form, ‘bellies’, or FOOD..these things make me so happy so I thought I would share my menu with all of you tonight..

love to all

fella- sista -chief -fatta -addictabella- going- on- a- dieta- tomorra—‘NOT-TA’

I am so MEAN

my dearest Bella-issimas, 

So I make this card.. YA I REALLY DO MAKE CARDS, OK?  and I really LOVE it.  now I mean LOVE it.  It is really simple and clean.. nothing fancy, but it turns my crank.. this is the CLINCHER.  You ready?  I go downstairs to my photo studio (dining -room- with -2 -8.5*11 -pieces -of- paper -as- a- backdrop -against -a -vase- on -my -buffet- say that 10 times fast).. I take my camera and of course.. THE BATTERIES are DEAD.  I am so miffed (I could so say something worse but I won’t)!  So what I CAN do is show you the stamp I used.. it is called “MANLY PHONE” (that just made me laugh–where do I come up with this stuff?).. girly phone is on it’s way.. So hope you enjoy the stamp.. my card will be up as soon as I can revive the dead camera (you think CPR would work? *giggles*)

Have a BELLA-rific day (ok, now I am getting nauseating)

Emmabella- (not so nauseating)

I feel like having a contest-abella (I CAN”T STOP)

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to my dearest addicta-fan-abellas

I know that I have promised to update the blog throughout the weekend but I didn’t have a chance.. YES I have lots to upload (not all bellas-yes other stamps in Stamping Bella *DO* exist *giggles*).. Tomorrow is my day to do LOTS of things and accomplish lots of things as well.. I will keep you all posted through the blog.. so now.. instead of blablabla’ing because those of you who know me by now can see that I can go off on a million tangents…LOL

 Here’s the contest.. ends Next Tuesday Jan 23nd.  I want YOU, my fellow addictabellas to figure out.. or *TRY* to figure out what the letters (‘credentials’) after my name on my business card stand for… fun no?  Most people tell you to choose the nicest card.. some blogs ask for the best technique.. we, at stamping bella, ask more important questions- like what letters stand for at the end of my name! (*LOL*)  I am not sure you will figure it out BUT the one that either gets it or has the most creative answer wins… the prize (I went to get it today– I LOVE it).. has a baby theme.. so it will include that and a stamp in that theme (of your choice) and maybe some other goodies.. again, my HUBBORAMA will judge it.  SO start getting creative and start guessing!  LOL

we could TOTALLY have fun with this one

emma-addictabella extraordinaire!

 have lots of fun



having a contest today.. it is now 11:12 pm and I had a loooong day at the ‘office’!  I have

oh boy am I cha-tty today

people who will log into their computers at work on Monday will have a lot of catching up to do!  That’s for you Ingrid.. I *know* you are out there!

 I have been up since 5:00AM as my dear dear dear children just felt like waking up…arghhh so my hub slept in and then he took them out to give me a little bit of alone time.. is he not THE BEST? (she -says -cuz- she- knows -her -mother -in law -reads -this every- day)–no really.. he is DA BEST.

 Anyway, as I mentioned I will be posting throughout the weekend.. I just posted the BEST sentiment ever (well not really cuz more are still coming).. I was inspired by a credit card.. I think it is american express but not sure.. since I have so *many*.. if any of you can confirm, please do!  Anyway, I have this discussion with my stamping friends all the time.. How much do you thing each handmade card has cost you?  I am thinking around the $1000 mark. *giggles*.. AND if they keep on coming out with new &*(&% tools and dies and dies with tools and bags to go with the tools and boxes and ‘bellies’ and and and and and , then the price is SURE to go up…. next question.. do you give all your cards away to people?  my answer is absolutely not, they are very very comfy in their shoebox.  hmph.  Would love to hear responses on this one.. (shoulda saved this for next week but couldn’t wait).. so take a look at “stamps, supplies” and let me know what you think…

are you guys worried that I will give a lengthy intro on each and every one of my stamps?  like you care what the origin and history of the stamps is.. oh well, TOO BAD.. you gonna get it anyway *BIG HUGE GIGANTIC SMILE OVER HERE*


love ya


have you ever had one of those days?

Where you felt that you had a child hanging on every limb… where you felt like you were a constant chauffeur?  Well I sure have!  I will never forget.. when I demo’d at a 4 day show here in Toronto in October (the ‘creativ’ festival.. and YES I DID SPELL IT RIGHT OK?) where I had 2 super cool hot mamas sitting with me at my table.. we were just chatting and having glitter fights (one of them SHMEARED it into the other one’s hair, then the other one took the spoon and put it down the other one’s shirt and I participated by dunking myself in it (I swear, my husband thought I ate the stuff as each and every night my TONGUE.. yes my TONGUE was saturated in glitter–along with the rest of my bod). Anyway, these two ladies followed me to the LSS who launched me for another demo about a month later.  We started talking about our kids and they said to me “Emily, I think it is so important that you have a bella who drives a minivan with lots of kids in the picture.. that’s our lives and we would have tons of people to send that to”.. I say to myself. “self? do ya think that is a good idea?” and I answered myself.. (no i did not.. that is a sign of TRUE sickness).. I thought about it and said WHO would send that to someone.. and then I looked out the store’s window and what do I see parked there?? Yup you guessed it my tres-chic silver MINIVAN… who usually sits in there?? MY 2 KIDS… so I said, you know what?  That is a phenom idea.. I think I will dedicate this “minivanabella” to all those moms out there who are the dedicated chauffeurs/caregivers/boo boo kissers/feeders/lovers/minivan-drivers (i mean to drive that you deserve a medal). Don’t get me wrong.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my minivan but it took quite a bit of convincin’ to make me drive that big piece of metal.. but now I have finally learned how to drive it without bashing into sidewalks (remind me to tell you that story.. OY YOY), or running people over (you get the picture).. now the great thing about this stamp is that the minivan (thank you Nicky for the great idea!) can actually be cut out and used for a background.. HOW CUTE IS THAT??????

In any event.. I am pretty pleased with this one.. have you ever heard me say “pretty pleased?”..  no.. I am all about superlatives.. I LOOOOOVE this bella and can totally associate with it… I even made a stamp that says “I know you’re bizzy”.. HOW cute is that??

So that’s my little nugget of information tonight.. I am half asleep right now but wanted to just keep in touch..I will be posting annoyingly throughout the weekend so stay tuned.. have some ideas up my sleeve and wanna know your thoughts..


chief executive addictabella but you can call me sista for short

 have a great weekend



P.S. arent you glad you finally found a cardmaker’s blog who doesn’t feature ANY techniques or cards?? (LOLOL.. even making myself laugh here).. I promise I will post some cards but you know what?? Where can you find a goofball addictabella who can shamelessly write about her antics and capers without blushing??


toodles for now AGAIN


shopping bellas

Hello sistahs


I will be posting more as the day progresses.. ok, maybe after the kiddies are asleep 😉

I just wanted to let you know that I have 2 sizes of the shopping bellas.. the bigger one has more room to color but is second on the drop-down list so you would have to click on the arrow.. I wanted to put the bigger one as the first choice but no can do..


just wanted to give y’all (my contribution to the american contingency) a head’s up!

speak to ya latah


CAO  (chief addictabelling officer)–*giggles*